Academy Award-nominated director David O. Russell is taking his talent for A-list ensemble-driven stories from the big screen to television with a new series starring marquee actors Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro.
Details about the forthcoming project have been scarce but the project is believed to be a serialized limited series. Feelers have been sent out to network buyers for the series. Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan, and Megan Ellison have boarded the project as producers, but it’s not 100 percent clear whether or not the yet-to-be-titled show has been set up a production company.
Russell continues the trend of high-profile directors dipping their toe in the pool of television. He joins the likes of Steven Soderbergh who has found success with The Knick and most recently The Girlfriend Experience. Other directors who have entered the realm of TV to great acclaim also include Jane Campion for Top of the Lake, Guillermo del Toro for The Strain, and David Fincher for Netflix’s House of Cards.
However, Russell isn’t a total stranger to the world of TV. He has developed a handful of projects for FX, CBS and ABC, and served as the executive producer of Outer Space Astronauts on Syfy.
Moore is currently filming Kingsman: The Golden Circle and stars in Todd Haynes’s adaptation of Brian Selznick’s Wonderstruck. She is repped by CAA, United Agents, Management 360, and IMG Models.
De Niro has worked with Russell on his past three films, Joy, American Hustle, and Silver Linings Playbook. He can be seen next in the upcoming Roberto Duran biopic Hands of Stone. He is repped by CAA.
Russell received Oscar nominations for directing and writing American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook. He received his first directing nod for the film The Fighter starring Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg. He is repped by CAA.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer